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Call for Artist - 2013 Spring Artist Members Exhibition


2013 Spring Artist Member Exhibition - Dublin Area Art LeagueHello - there is less than 3 weeks until the Dublin Area Art League hangs the spring show at the Dublin Community Recreation Center (DCRC)! I hope there will be many submissions. If you are planning to exhibit in the show, here are your important details. Please read through to the end so you are fully prepared.

  • Saturday March 30 - Deadline to submit entry/tag details to Heather Rawlins via email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Saturday April 6 - Drop off work at DCRC between 9am and 11am
  • Thursday April 11 - Awards Reception for Exhibit, 6:30pm - 8:30pm (this is also in lieu of April's monthly meeting)
  • Saturday April 27 - Pick up work between 9am and 11am at the DCRC

Dublin Community Recreation Center is located at 5600 Post Road, Dublin, OH 43017  (Click here for a map and directions)

All fee paid members of Dublin Area Art League may enter up to two pieces. Entry fee for one or two pieces is $15 payable to the Dublin Area Art League. All artwork must be original work of the member and not previously exhibited in a DAAL show. "Not for sale" works may be exhibited. All work must be wired for hanging. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted. If work is not framed, edges must be finished. Paintings must be dry to the touch. Please include the dimensions of your work if it is larger than 20"x24". Please note: No nudes may be displayed at the DCRC.

Best of show: $100; 1st Place: $75; 2nd Place: $50; 3rd Place: $25; 4th Place: $15; Honorable Mentions ribbons

Complete entry form/tag information for each piece. Information should include: the title of the piece; your name; the work's medium; its price if applicable; and your contact information. Only include your phone number and/or email on your tag information if you want it included on the tag to be displayed with your art at the Rec Center. Email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. No later than Saturday March 30.

    April Showers
    by Marie Antoinette
    Oil on canvas
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Release of Liability
Artists will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability form when art is dropped off. This is a requirement of the DCRC.

Call Heather at 356-2093 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

About the Judge - Brent Payne
The judge is Brent Payne, he is an adjunct faculty member of CCAD and has taught at Miami University. He's been in and is currently in a number of juried exhibits. 

Brent Payne’s “Pepper, Tuesday Morning, 8:33″

Artist statement
My aesthetics are firmly rooted in the visible world. Not the world at large, but the immediate places, spaces, and things in my own personal surroundings. On the surface my work appears to be a celebration of mundane objects, the overlooked and underappreciated, but the real content is the act of seeing and observing, and of course the process of painting. The inspirations and goals from the opening in the process of each painting are always different for the painting's endgame.

In the beginning my inspiration comes from the outside world.  The opening. I want to recreate a vision sensation. Many times it is an object or a space, or a combination of both, that I have seen many times before without reaction, but for whatever reason, it suddenly strikes a chord with me.  A combination of form, color, shadow, and light. I am filled with excitement and I rush to recreate that sensation in the form of a painting or drawing. Somewhere between the midway point of the process to the end of the painting, the focus shifts and I am not as concerned about capturing the scene on canvas exactly as it is before me, as I am with what is actually happening on the canvas itself. I become concerned with the relationship of forms and colors. Why not make abstract paintings? I'm too in love with the visible world. I come full circle. My goal as an artist is not to create something preordained, but to find visual stimulation from my immediate environment and reproduce a similar sensation in a paint.

My current work focuses on two areas, interior scenes and small scale still lifes. The interior scenes are inspired from my immediate environment: my studio and my home. They are the initial glimpse that sparks the process. I am recreating a transitory situation that has left an impression with me. I want to contemplate and explore the unique characteristics of space and form in my environment. The process for the still lifes are similar to the interiors, but there are additional concerns. The source of inspiration expands beyond my immediate environment. Often it comes when I'm shopping or walking out in nature. Many objects are discovered in the fruit and vegetable section of the local grocery store.  Again I will be struck by a particular tone of color, the intense red of a cherry, or the beautiful round form of a tomatillo. It is with the single still life that I am attempting to recreate the spiritual, meditative quality of Rothko.  And in all of my work I want to create a silent sort of mood, a sense of quietude that can range from tranquility to a brooding solitude.   

DAAL Meeting - March 14, 2013 - Guest: Amy Neiwirth


Meeting Reminder - THIS THURSDAY

March 14, 2013 - 6:30 - 8:30pm



Dublin's Justice Building - Court Room

6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43017-3221

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Dublin Mayors Court - 6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, Ohio 43017-3221

What to expect in our meeting:

The first hour or so will be devoted to DAAL Member Updates; during the second hour we'll have a guest speaker or artist demonstration.


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Guest Presenter Amy Neiwirth


Amy Neiwrth - Columbus Artist


Amy Neiwirth is a visual artist and art educator living and working in Columbus, Ohio. She designs jewelry and creates mixed-media artwork and her jewelry line, Sweet Stella Designs, was the winner of a 2012 "Best of Columbus" award through a reader's poll in the Columbus Alive, awarding her the title of "Best Brand Without A Storefront." Amy participates in several craft shows and artisan markets throughout the year, most notably the nationally-recognized Upper Arlington Labor Day Arts Festival.

Amy has exhibited her colorful mixed-media artwork throughout Columbus and she is the winner of the 2011 Columbus Arts Festival 50th Anniversary commemorative print competition. Amy and her creations have been featured in the Columbus Dispatch, the Columbus Alive, (614) Magazine, the 200Columbus bicentennial magazine, and the Crafts Report magazine.

Amy is currently the art teacher at Columbus Torah Academy, where she has worked for the past seven years teaching the visual arts to students in grades K-7, 10 and 12. She aims to instill a love of art in her students and creates engaging lessons that enable students to learn art-making skills and concepts, art historical contexts, personal creative expression and communication, analysis and evaluation. Amy's students have exhibited their artwork at the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Bexley Public Library, the Congressional Art Competition, and the First Bexley Bank. In addition to teaching at CTA, Amy teaches religious school for 7th Grade students at Congregation Tifereth Israel and curates the atrium gallery at The Ohio State University Hillel. During the summers, Amy has guest-taught for several summer workshops, including the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Creative Art Studio, and Columbus Academy.

Amy holds a BFA in Painting & Drawing and an MA in Art Education, both from The Ohio State University. She is a member of several local arts groups, including the Ohio Art League, the Crafty Cotillion, and CAW: Creative Arts of Women. Amy is also a Columbus Jewish Federation community board member.

Connect with Amy on Facebook here >>


Amy Neiwirth - Wismical Wareable Artwork

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DAAL Website Members Section

All paid members have an artist's profile on the DAAL Website where your name and portfolio will appear on the Artists - Member page.  From this page, site visitors may click and go directly to your DAAL Profile page and / or to your own website. It's included in your DAAL Membership Dues. 

You have space for 20 Albums X 30 Images -- a total of 500 potential images.  On each Album and Image you may place a robust description of your artwork.  When creating your Albums be sure to set it to PUBLIC so that they are visible on the website to everyone.  If you need any help, please send an email to Dennis Velco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call at 614-254-2629

If you've not done so yet, please visit the site and update your profile... add some of your artwork.




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Please contact Karen Jesko at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (614) 214.6442 if there are any changes, questions or sign ups for the following DAAL Gallery Exhibit opportunities. Karen has the Gallery notebook which contains photos of each exhibit space and the approximate number of paintings/photos that can be shown at each of the locations. She is glad to share information about the exhibit spaces and welcomes new exhibitors. Exhibit opportunities range from space for 2-3 items to 10- 12 items.


Where there is a "______" means it is open for you to display your work.  Contact Karen to grab it while you can.




Mar - HeeSoo Jeon and Robie Berne
Apr - Rachel Ramm and Kar Shepherd
May - Cindy Bryden and Heather Rawlins
June - Shary Flory and Karen Jesko
July - Jennifer Herman and _________
Aug - Sept - Ruth Ann Mitchell and ___________
Oct - Kathy Gatto and Nancy StClair
Nov - Mindy Newman and Anda Tudor
Dec - Sherry Simone and _________

Feb and Mar  - William McClure
April and May - James Essex
June and July - Heather Rawlins
Aug and Sept -  Barb Eisenhardt
Oct and Nov - Jennifer Herman
Dec and Jan 2014 - Robie Benre
(Slainte Months only, Ha'Penny request guest artist to participate during the Slainte Thursday evening)
March - ____________
April - _____________
May - _____________

June - Maggie Boggess
July - _____________
Aug - Kar Shepherd
Sept - Jennifer Herman
STARBUCKS, 19 West Bridge Street

Mar - Cindy Bryden
Apr - Heather Rawlins
May - HeeSoo Jeon
June - Kar Shepherd
July - Jim Essex
Aug - Jennifer Herman
Sept - Maggie Boggess
Oct - Sharyl Flory
Nov - Gaynelle Sloman
Dec - Karen Jesko

NOTICE - Adding all DAAL Members to Website


daal-logoAll paid members will be having their profiles administratively added to the DAAL Website where in your name and website if provide will appear on the Artists - Member page of the site.  From this page site visitors may click and go directly to your DAAL Profile page and / or to your own website. 

This again costs you nothing.  It's included in your DAAL Membership Dues. 

If you are a member and DO NOT want your profile to be created on your behalf and publicly visible on the site, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. stating so. 

You do not need to wait for this.... you can at any time go onto the DAAL Website and create your profile.  That only means less work on the Administration side and will be appreciated.

To achieve a full public member list, if you have not done so already we'll be creating a DAAL Website Profile on your behalf with the registration information we have on record.  The system will automatically send you an email to your registered email address with log in information and a link to activate your Profile.  In that email your system automatically assigned private password will be provided.  When you log into the site with that assigned password you may then change it at any time to something more remember-able.  Also, if you have forgotten your ID or Password, within the Member Log-in area you'll find at the bottom of that box a "Forgot Log-in" link.  This will reset your password to a temporary one and provide you a link to reactivate your account. 

We strongly encourage you to log into your profile and complete it as thoroughly as possible to include:

  1. a Profile Icon Image (some use a photo of themselves while others choose a representative piece of their artwork)
  2. a short "About Me" statement about you or your work (less than 50 characters is most ideal)
  3. a more robust Artist Statement (composed in a word processor and copied / pasted into the profile box.  This should be between a paragraph to a full single typed page.)
  4. choose the genre of your artwork (may choose all that apply)
  5. finally to create up to 20 Image Albums where in you may place up to 30 images 

20 Albums X 30 Images is a whopping 500 potential images.  On each Album and Image you may place a robust description of your artwork.  When creating your Albums be sure to set it to PUBLIC so that they are visible on the website to everyone. 

Technical Tid-Bits

  • While the up to 30 images in each Album maybe arranged and rearranged to suit your desire, the Albums cannot be re-ordered.  They appear as they are entered.  If you'd like them to be in a chronological order, simply create Albums from the oldest to your most recent works. 
  • Once you have your DAAL Online Profile completed, wait a week and then pull up Google and search it for your name.  You hopefully should see your DAAL Profile within the top results.  Congratulations!!  You can now be found on the internet. 
  • For those with your own website, having a profile listing here with your web address pointing to your website not only provides exposure on the DAAL site, but it actually HELPS your own website ranking within Google search results.  If you don't see it, try adding the word "artist" and hit the search button. 
  • Now send all your friends an email with a link to your DAAL Profile.

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